Mrs Obioha Wins 21st IBB Ladies Golf Tournament

Mrs Obioha Wins 21st IBB Ladies Golf Tournament
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By Joel Ajayi

It was a great celebration galore for the women, as the 21st edition of the annual IBB Golf Ladies Close Championship, came to a thrilling end with lady captain Mrs Mary Rose Richard Obioha emerged overall winner.

The 2021 edition of Nigeria Ladies Open Golf Championship teed off on Thursday evening, at the prestigious IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja with delight and excitement on Saturday put off with over 70 golfers who competed for honours in all the categories

To emerge tops, Mrs Obioha score the best 49 with the Gross of 197 and 148 Nett, beating his closest rival Mrs J.

Ayu 193 with 153 nett while the third-place position goes to Mrs R. Odekunle who posted 154 nett.

Addressing the Journalists, after emerged winner, the delighted Lady’s said she hope to defend the trophy next year while showing appreciation to everyone who participated in the competition.

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I feel good, I feel delighted, this trophy mean a lot to me, because my name will be on board for the next one year as one of those that have won it.

“I am so happy to win this trophy. It is not easy shaking off the duties of being the Lady Captain and come on to emerge winners among others who are equally good golfers. I am happy the way it ended.”

 I hope to keep up the good work and defend the trophy next year. I thank everyone who has supported us to make this a dream come true.”

“I want to encourage the young one into a game of golf it means of exercising, it task.”

Speaking also was the secretary of the club who emerged winner of the best long drive and third on her category Lizzy Asomugha expressed appreciation to God and to people, sponsors who contributed in one way or the other for the success of the tournament.

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“The competition wouldn’t have been a success without the support of organizations, also commended individuals who supported the event with their money and time.

 “I will like to say it has been a very good one and Ladies are so happy to play in the beautiful course made possible by our dear captain, Maryrose Richard-Obioha. We all played in the competitive tournament and I am happy to be one of the winners, winning in my category and also winning the longest drive on the board.”

In his remarks, the Chairman, Board of Trustee IBB Golf Club, General IBM Haruna (Rtd) expressed his delight and encouraged young ones to engage in the game of golf.

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According to him, it helps in enhancing the health status of the individual.

“I will advise the young ones to engage themselves in the game of golf or do another form of exercise because golf is a special game where you play your own ball and count. Kudos must be given to those who make this possible as the name suggested, the competition is meant for the Ladies who are registered members.”


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